Staff from the All of Us Research Program in Wisconsin will be in Green Bay for a special two-day enrollment to help register people for this important health care study. The National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program aims to gather data from at least one million people living in the U.S. to accelerate research and improve individualized health care.
The enrollment will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Hyatt Regency, 333 Main St., Green Bay. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. Contact (888) 633-9987 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or if you have questions.
The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: to speed up health research discoveries by building one of the largest, most diverse databases of its kind. To do this, the program is asking at least one million participants who reflect the diversity of the United States to lead the way. Participants can choose to share electronic health records and FitBit data, complete online surveys, and provide blood or saliva samples. In return, participants will receive information about their ancestry and traits – and later this year, will learn genetic health information. By joining the program and sharing this information, participants are helping to advance individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all.
“The All of Us Research Program is designed to better understand how qualities that make every one of us unique, including environment, genetics, lifestyle, culture, and many other factors, impact our health,” said Scott Hebbring, Ph.D., lead investigator for All of Us Wisconsin. “In doing so, the goal is to develop better ways to predict, prevent, and treat hundreds of diseases.”
The Wisconsin consortium is led by Marshfield Clinic Research Institute and joined by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Gundersen Health System. People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, are able to enroll. The Wisconsin consortium is a partner of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program and is one of several regional networks across the country where individuals can enroll.
All of Us staff will be in Green Bay to help people enroll in the program. Steps to participate include:
- Create an account at https://www.joinallofus.org/.
- Consent to join.
- Agree to share your electronic health records.
- Decide which genetic results you want back.
- Complete surveys.
- Have your physical measurements taken and provide a blood and urine sample.
Participants can complete Steps 1-5 before their arrival, especially if you have less than 30 minutes available for your enrollment. Participants who complete all six steps receive a $25 gift card.
This work is supported by the All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, under award number OT2OD026555.
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